The member states of the European Patent Organisation (29 June 2022) have voted for another five-year term in office for the President of the European Patent Office (EPO), António Campinos, commencing 1 July 2023.
António Campinos was appointed as EPO President on 1 July 2018. Under his leadership the EPO launched its Strategic Plan 2023 in 2019, focusing on sustainability and delivering the highest quality services to its users and the public.
During his first tenure Mr Campinos has steered the EPO through a sweeping digital transformation including a large-scale use of videoconferencing for Oral Hearings in patent cases.
Commenting on his reappointment, Mr Campinos said: “It’s been a privilege to serve for a first term and I am honoured by this second mandate. I am looking forward to working with all colleagues and stakeholders, who have been so instrumental in our achievements to date and play a crucial role in helping us to build a global patent system that meets the needs of the innovation community.”
See EPO website